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    Yeah, best of a mediocre lot; makes me want to...

    Yeah, best of a mediocre lot; makes me want to shout, Play Ball!

    ...but who will be selected to throw out the first pitch?
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    Sticky: Poll: The World Trade Center Memorial Competition...

    The World Trade Center Memorial Competition Finalists are selected and have been refining their designs:

    CNN item: http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/10/30/wtc.memorial/index.html
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    Here's an image of construction materials that...

    Here's an image of construction materials that have recently arrived on site:

    http://www.cepalm.com/cepalm/media/large-feature-lego.jpg
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    From the NY Post item: "Adding to the pressure...

    From the NY Post item:

    "Adding to the pressure on the two architects, Gov. Pataki is planning a major speech on the progress of lower Manhattan recovery for Oct. 30, and sources said he wants to...
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    An even more pessimistic view of the...

    An even more pessimistic view of the Child/Libeskind impasse is offered in this NY Daily News item about the WTC site design controversy:
    ...
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    Nice graphics, JM Garcia! The Newsday.com...

    Nice graphics, JM Garcia!

    The Newsday.com write-up takes a much more conciliatory tone than the NY Times, but it contains a few contradictions. In the second paragraph we find this quote...
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    Just my opinion, but this seems to be a bit...

    Just my opinion, but this seems to be a bit premature. They haven't even decided on what the memorial is going to look like yet and already they're whining about it!

    And the highlighted sentence...
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    Sticky: Poll: WTC Debt Settlement Near Lawyers: Silverstein,...

    WTC Debt Settlement Near

    Lawyers: Silverstein, GMAC, Port Authority near deal on repayment from destroyed site's insurers.

    Link to CNN/Reuters news item:
    ...
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    Ho hum... Just another anti-Libeskind...

    Ho hum...

    Just another anti-Libeskind reconstructionist diatribe. Another whiner who wants to rebuild the WTC Towers exactly like they were...

    Sorry, aint gonna happen; get over it! :-(
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    I think you're right Traj. From this news...

    I think you're right Traj.

    From this news item:

    http://www.nynewsday.com/news/nyc-nymem193419611aug19,0,2236061.story?coll=nyc-groundzero-headlines

    ...we find the following quote:

    "The...
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    I think the jury just had so many designs to...

    I think the jury just had so many designs to review that they need extra time to decide on the eight finalists. Even if the finalists have already been selected, the LMDC must still write the...
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    NJartist I agree that it's nice to have a well...

    NJartist

    I agree that it's nice to have a well moderated forum to discuss the competition and related issues.

    Something which really irks me about this lack of information is that on the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Grasso resigns from LMDC October 17, 2003,...

    Grasso resigns from LMDC

    October 17, 2003, 4:34 PM EDT

    EW YORK (AP) _ Former New York Stock Exchange boss Richard Grasso resigned from the board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation...
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    Sticky: Poll: More items about the WTC money pit: CNN's take...

    More items about the WTC money pit:

    CNN's take on the money woes issue:

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/10/16/wtc.building.reut/index.html

    Hey, some good news from Albany! (Click on...
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    Fiterman Hall Overview: ...

    Fiterman Hall Overview:

    http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/development/funding/rebuilding/fiterman.html

    Webpage with Photo:

    http://www.ptk.org/breakingnews/nov01/bmcc.htm

    News Item (This article is...
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    Hdunwood - I agree with you 100%! If the...

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    I agree with you 100%! If the finalists have been chosen then in my opinion the notifications could not possibly have all been made or there would be a news leak somewhere...

    There...
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    The following is an interesting excerpt from an...

    The following is an interesting excerpt from an interview with LMDC President Kevin Rampe given to Josh Rogers of DowntownExpress.com -

    Link to item: ...
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    ...and an architect leaves: From Newsday.com -...

    ...and an architect leaves:

    From Newsday.com -

    LMDC Member Quits, Foresees Survival of Plan

    By Katia Hetter
    STAFF WRITER

    October 4, 2003
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    More questions about the wtcsitememorial website...

    More questions about the wtcsitememorial website -

    How does this date correlate with the following italicized sentence?

    September Completion of stage I. (???)

    *Schedule and deadlines...
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    There is an anecdotal tidbit from the jury...

    There is an anecdotal tidbit from the jury deliberations that the most popular design concept submitted was the "3,000 whatevers" idea. (3,000 benches, 3,000 trees, 3,000 glass tubes, 3,000 lights,...
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    This waiting around for any kind of information...

    This waiting around for any kind of information about the selection of finalists is very nerve wracking. The THINK design team had links to MIT; but I don't think there is anything underhanded going...
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    Jasonic - Several weeks ago there was an item...

    Jasonic -

    Several weeks ago there was an item published by the LMDC (I don't know where off hand you'll find it in here) which stated that there will be up to eight finalists selected and they...
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    More WTC Memorial Design Competition gossip from...

    More WTC Memorial Design Competition gossip from the Planetcast website:

    SEPTEMBER 18th, 2003 - A fellow competitor, 'J', who attended the Municipal Art Society event last night has reported that...
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    Sticky: Poll: Thanks JMGarcia (et. al.) for the great photos...

    Thanks JMGarcia (et. al.) for the great photos and links to the Ground Zero site plan revisions!

    QUESTIONS:

    Have there been any design changes which impact on the WTC Memorial Design...
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    Upcoming Seminar Note - Thanks to Hugh Lester,...

    Upcoming Seminar Note - Thanks to Hugh Lester, architect from Kansas City MO, and a fellow WTC memorial entrant, I am pleased to share news of this special presentation in New York City on...
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